With the upcoming celebrations and holidays,
it’s the perfect time
to treat yourself very well
(after a year of very hard working)…
WELL, WE’VE PICKED THIS…!
This stunning piece of art
from Dutch artist Gino Bud Hoiting.
A beautiful #wannahave for our BOYS-CRIB.
So if you live in Amsterdam or will hang around there soon,
we have the best tip for you!
Here you will find the ‘awesomeness’,
which will give your home ‘character’ for sure!
Curator, stylist and art director Julien Rademaker,
famous from ‘Gevonden op Marktplaats’,
A temporary store/gallery
with a jealous-making-collection of vintage furniture,
(contemporary) art and big wannahaves.
All very unique.
Located in a wonderful 500 M2 spacious environment,
at the Amsterdam Eastern Harbour District.
The store will be open until the end of January, 2016
KNSM-laan 301 / Amsterdam
Piece of art: Gino Bud Hoiting / untitled
Curated by: The Best Of Marktplaats by JulesDavid
Photography campaign: Dim Balsem
because we still have to save some coins.
But soooo inspiring anyway…
For sure we’ve added a new artist to our wishlist.
So not true!
Ok, let’s do this…
Cool Miss Maddie is illustrating it perfectly…
HAPPY MONDAY Y’ALL!
Photography: Theron Humphrey
Lovely well known
a new signature called
FOR SERIOUS KIDS!
All with this new international campaign, “The Mini Factory”,
that pays homage to what made the brand’s success:
the quality of its products,
combined with a strong knowledge and affection for children
and their personalities; creative, free and full of energy.
The Mini Factory…;
Where cool kid Max and his dog
are testing all the clothes of Petit Bateau
in a crazy factory fantasy world.
Awesome art department!!!
The movie is fast, colorful, it’s makes you smile, big time,
and you go back to your childhood
(although we’ve never experienced something like this).
It’s the vibes, the tunes…
All set to Herbie Hancock’s cult hit Rockit,
here in a punchy interpretation by Feadz,
the renowned DJ from Ed Banger records.
The canny mix of electro and rap,
along with irregular beats and sharp
scratches celebrates kids and their originality.
Rémi Babinet, President and Executive Creative Director,
« The ways brands tend to represent kids
are often very uniform:
either they’re portrayed as fashion victims
or as too “perfect” and well behaved.
Petit Bateau knows that the kids
that parents dream of are in reality far from perfect:
it’s kids who let their imagination run free,
who break the rules and shape themselves beyond norms. »
Just watch it HERE (you have to! It does make your day!)
and the making of is HERE
(you have to see this for sure,
because without THE MAKERS,
THE MOVERS and THE SHAKERS
we would never be so inspired!
Images: PETIT BATEAU,
Movie created by BETC,
directed by well known Patrick Daughters
A little while ago…
Mr Cool Head was invited to a #reallywanttogo #event called
“Wild Cats” by
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC X TOMS
THE HORTUS, Amsterdam
Couldn’t go there, due to a planned photoshoot,
but daddy cool took some time to go on a date with the dude.
And really happy they did!
It was a fun event for the kids.
Besides looking ‘live’ at the beautiful WILD CATS COLLECTION,
which they’ve designed to support Nat Geo’s critical nonprofit work…
The kids were transformed into WILD CATS…
(Which was, honest to say, more of their interest… ; ) )
Well, with paint on their faces (very professional!)
and an adorable hairpiece, which made them look like tiny little lions.
The lucky little species!
The main reason to organize an event like this was
TO CREATE AWARENESS.
… so, a bit more serious now …
Like many animals in the world,
THE WILD CATS
are disappearing in the wild at an alarming rate.
And this collaboration draws attention
to the critical need of protecting these majestic creatures
for generations to come.
Very sad, but true;
Africa’s lion population has declined 90% in the last 75 years.
There are more tigers in captivity than there are in the wild.
Cheetahs have disappeared from more than 75% of their range.
How can you help?
CAUSE AN UPROAR to save big cats!
High 5 give 5, spread the word,
build a BOMA, save a lion.
Or support in other ways.
You can DONATE directly to the
Big Cats Initiative
SHOP THE COLLECTION
in the TOMS and National Geographic’s
Wild Cats Collection
features design elements
representing big cats
as well as iconic photography
from National Geographic’s image library.
And additional to that,
TOMS is always giving away a pair of shoes,
when you buy one from them. ONE for ONE.
We LOVE that about TOMS!
At home I’ve found this tired, don’t mess with me,
One of the ‘lucky species’ on the planet…
And captured the moment.
Thanks National Geographic and TOMS
and the TOMS Animal Initiative,
for being so inspiring.
For being so incredible
impressive GOOD for the world.
We’re lucky to have you!
& WE’RE PROUD!
p.s. you can always go to National Geographic Kids for
activities, games and assignments for
little advocates of big cats ; )
Image by TOMS (NL)
The celebration from overseas…
We had so much fun in the neighbourhood.
The kids had the time of their lives…
With the costumes, but for sure the masks…
p.s. check check here! for some cool costumes.